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.s. ambassador to libya and three others. we have every angle covered. politics, policy, reality on the ground in libya and egypt tonight. but first, to start, a detailed timeline. this actually all began late monday. mon, september 10, 11:46 p.m. video by ayman al-zawahiri, the egyptian doctor now believed to be spiritual leader, emir of al-qaeda surfaces. he mourns the death of al-dibi, a top al-qaeda member killed in a drone strike in june. al-zawahiri uses the eulogy to call fighters to avenge alibii death. renewed jihad against the u.s. the video cuts to a clip of his younger brother, muhammad al-zawahiri. something noted by people who study the tapes. early on tuesday, septembe september 11, the u.s. embassy if cairo egypt prepares for expected protests oaf an anti-islam video made in the u.s. a.p. quotes a u.s. official saying embassy security had sent most staff home early, after learning of the upcoming protest. 6:00 a.m., noon cairo time, embassy officials in cairo issue a statement about the video. condemning the "continuing efforts by misguided individuals" to hurt the religious fe
, libya, returning home. good evening. i'm bret baier. we'll have more from that somber ceremony in a minute. a morning that began with friday prayers turned in to a day with americans under assault on several continents. fires burning. tear gas flowing. bullets flying around u.s. embassies. the questions tonight focus on security. what warnings the president and his administration may have had of the deadly attack on the libyan consulate on september 11. a day that should have sent off alarm bells to begin with. rosenfeld is at the state department and he looks at coverage of breaking news in the past hour of joint american british military base in afghanistan. good evening. >> good evening. spokesman for joint command in afghanistan tells fox news this hour about an attack that just occurred at camp bastion, camp letterneck that is said to have involved rockets attack and mortar fire that may have caused fatalities. we're running down the details. whatever the details, the case is tonight, president obama and secretary of state clinton confront a situation where americans are u
new and disturbing details tonight about the security and lack of it at the u.s. mission in libya, where the ambassador and three other americans were killed on september 11. we have a new explanation tonight about the conflicting accounts of just what started all the trouble. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has been working on that. >> spokesman for direct of the of national intelligence issued a statement that seems to give coverage to the administration at the same time acknowledging that it was terrorism by those affiliated with or sympathetic to al-qaeda. it reads in part there was information that let to us assess the attack began spontaneously following protest early they're day at the embassy in cairo. we provided the initial assessment to the executive branch officials. we learned more and we revised our assessment to reflect new information to indicate it was deliberate and organized terrorist attack. administration officials seemed to go beyond that guidance, stating that benghazi was a demonstration prompted by the youtube video that spun out of con
they had nothing to add until the internal investigation is complete. >> bret: thank you. libya is not the only trouble spot for the president. chief white house correspondent ed henry tells us middle east powder keg many feel could explode. >> biden was supposed to be in florida focused on beating up romney on medicare -- >> i want to say, i want to say one thing -- >> he could not resist going off message to rush to president obama's defense. >> i want to tell you how proud i am to stand shoulder to shoulder with a guy who has done more for israel physical security than any president of eight i served with. >> that came the day that the president was on the phone with netanyahu who is in the united states instead of meeting him in person. a white house statement said they are in full agreement of a shared goal to prevent iran obtaining a nuclear weapon, it stopped short of agreal to the red line that he demanded thursday. >> where should a red line be drawn? right here. before, before iran completes a second stage of nuclear enrichment. >> romney pressured the president schedu
in libya was terrorism. it took more than a week. countless denials, clarification and swin. president obama white house now says it's self-evident that the september 11 assault on the american consulate in libya was indeed terrorism. anti-americanism continues to burn in middle east. president is playing a game of catch-up. the president's answer on direct answer to suggest raised eyebrows today. catherine herridge has been in contract sources all day but we start with ed henry traveling with the president. just outside miami. >> reporter: good evening. administration's account keeps changing and they admitted that nine days later this is a terror attack on president obama's watch. flip-flop from jay carney, 24 hours after he repeatedly claimed it was too soon to determine whether the murder of four americans with terrorism. >> our interest is finding out the facts of what happened. not taking what we read in the newspaper and making bold assertion. >> reporter: today, carney decided to boldly assert. >> i think it's self-evident that what happened in benghazi was terrorist attack. >>
.s. consulate in libya? why does the official story keep changing, as new anti-american violence erupts in another country? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening, i'm bret baier. we'll have team coverage of the account of deadly attack on americans in a minute. first, pakistanis took to the street to protest, encouraged by the government. what transpired quickly turned violent and then deadly. across pakistan. at least 19 people died today in the worst anti-american protest going on in half a dozen countries in the region. the total debt count since the protection began stands at 49 now. correspondent leland vittert is watching the developing story from cairo. >> from pakistan to iran, sri lanka to lebanon, iraq to india, american flag and effigies of president obama burned. riot police battled for control of the street. and walls of tear gas protected american embassies around the muslim world from an all-out attack. in bangladesh, protesters carried a flag-grapeed box reading coffin of obama. the end of friday prayers marked the worst day yet of protest sparked by an
policy crisis flaring up from libya to iran, president obama appears to be minimizing any risk of another pre-election mistake on the world stage. that have month's terror attack in benghazi. arriving here in new york for a light schedule for w less than 24 hours of diplomacy and immediately heading not to the united nations, but tv studio of abc "the view" to tabe a joint appearance with first lady michelle obama. that leads to heavy lifting to secretary of state hillary clinton. who has dozen of meetings planned here. >> we have no scheduled. >> mr. obama has zero. sharp departure from last year when he used the backdrop to have no less than 13 one-on-ones with world leader leaders. >> the president has in the last few weeks had extensive consultation with foreign leaders including the leaders of egypt, israel, yemen, turkey, libya. those consultations will continue. >> they pounced on the comment about the terror attack on libya on the 9/11 anniversary. >> i was pretty certain that there will be bumps in the road. in a lot of places, one organizing principle has been islam. >> jay carn
the administration have any sort of heads up that violence was increasing specifically in libya before the attack? >> i'm not aware of any, ed. there is a matter under investigation. what precipitated the attack, motivation of the attackers were, what role the video played in that. >> intelligence sources have told fox catherine herridge that before the attack, the cia had assessed eastern libya with deteriorating. today carney seemed to back pedal ever so slightly from ambassador susan rice's sunday declaration that the violence in libya was spontaneous reaction to that controversy anti-muslim film. >> in fact, this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. >> while carney did stand behind the video being a key factor, he opened the door to other possibilities being uncovered in the f.b.i. investigation. >> the cause and motivation behind them will be decided by the investigation. >> there are other factors involved in the violence that ensued? >> new questions as well about the fact on september 10, the white house put out a press release saying that the president met with senior officials, ab
.i.a. assessment before the acta, security in libya was deteriorating. in august, a defense department report on the rise of al-qaeda in libya there was another warning about islamic extremists and the potential for action. >> there was a thread of intelligence reporting that groups in the environment in western -- correction -- eastern libya were seeking to coalesce, but there wasn't anything specific. >> reporter: while the white house consistently cited the need for investigation to play out, fox news told 16 days after the attack there are still no f.b.i. agents on the ground in benghazi, because the security situation is too unstable. the chairman of the house homeland security says the statement smacks of pre-9/11 mind set. >> one thing we are supposed to learn on september 11 no, longer would we assume that these are criminal matters. but instead they're terrorists. terrorist attacks. >> fox news is told there was an internal decision to label or approach benghazi as a likely act of terrorism. this has concrete implications. by tieing the attack to al-qaeda, the affiliate or those who
.s. mission in benghazi, libya. even though the administration initially and repeatedly denied that assault was terrorism, it was at the same time working with the assumption that it was just that. in the investigation that we hear is ongoing, not a single f.b.i. agent has been to the consulate on benghazi, because of security concerns. those are just some of the new and shocking information we have for you tonight on the rapidly evolving story. here is chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge. >> reporter: two sources tell fox news that within 24 hours of the assault on the u.s. compound in benghazi, the evidence pointed to a terrorist attack carried out by al-qaeda. the u.s. intelligence community had strong leads to indicate the affiliate in north africa, working with a second group that ceased to establish islamic state. "no one believes that mortars and the rpgs were work of mob. no one. " >> it was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: asked when he reached the conclusion the defense secretary was vague. >> day after, or -- >> it took a while to really get the feedback from what
. there were questions about that security in libya and egypt before the attacks. what does $1.5 billion buy you knows days? apparently not an ally. that's what president obama said last night about egypt, which gets boatload of money from the american taxpayers. late today, the administration tried to walk that back. this comes as the american diplomatic outposts all over the world are on heightened alert and the u.s. citizens are warned about dangers of traveling in some spaces. here is chief white house correspondent ed henry. >> one day after accusing the republican rival of shooting first and aiming later, president obama's own administration was in damage control mode after the president used interview with telemundo to reveal what sounded like dramatic shift in u.s. policy toward egypt. >> i don't think we would consider them an ally but we don't consider them an enemy. they are a new government trying to find its way. >> in the 1980s, egypt was designated a handful of major non-nato allies under u.s. law enjoys special status, buying american military equipment more easily. nonethele
the murder of ambassador to libya chrissteins and three other americans on septembe september 11. >> you think they want to -- i think they want to do their best to expect people in america not to understand what happened. we expect candor and transparency; particularly, relating to terrorism. >> president on "the view" refused to describe the event the way his aides do. >> i heard hillary clinton say it was an act of terrorism. is it? what do you say? >> we're still doing an investigation. there is no doubt that kind of weapons used, the ongoing assault, that it wasn't just a mob action. we don't have all the information yet, so we're still governmentering it. >> you want to ask that question of the president. why is he not on the same page with his own administration officials who are saying this is a terrorist attack? we'll leave it up to you to decide whether it's a coverup or not. >> the republican lawmakers have begun questioning with increasing sharpness whether the obama administration has been speaking honestly about the benghazi attack. >> i think they are stone walling, but to
are convinced that the attack on the consulate in libya was directly tied to al-qaeda. we received word that they think one may have led the attack on the ground. the name is supyan ben kumo and the name translated to supyan ibrahim gahu. a libyan was released, this is the important part. released from the u.s. prison of guantanamo bay in 2007. released from gitmo and transferred to libyan custody. under the condition he would be kept in jail. he wasn't. according to the gitmo files which we obtained, he was tied to the 9/11 financiers. his alias is, "found on a list of probable al-qaeda personnel" receiving monthly stipends and family support. so again, possibly this is one of the menvod in the attack. leader of the attack on consulate in libya. we have obtained the files from the gitmo records and there is a tie to 9/11. this is developing in the last five minutes. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is here tonight. this dovetails if all true, with what is happening on capitol hill. >> now the assault on consulate in benghazi is seen through the lens by a senior obama
contradicted by the interim president of libya who said he believes al-qaeda was involved around foreigners entered libya to carry out the attack tied to the anniversary of 9/11. >> it's clear that well-trained and well-prepared and have planned this. >> top administration officials today insist the libyan president comments do not match consensus within the u.s. intelligence community. though intelligence source on the ground tells fox assault included rocket-propelled grenade and mortar fire. john mccain suggested that the white house is reluctant to admit there was a terror attack. >> it was clearly an act of terror. people don't bring heavy weapons and rocket propelled grenades to determinations demo. for the united states government to say it's spontaneous act flies in the face of the facts. >> white house officials have been claiming for days the raid was motivated by the anti-muslim film. despite skepticism of the film being that influential on "fox news sunday" and four other sunday news programs ambassador susan rice would not budge. >> we have had evolution of the arab spring in t
and staff in libya on the security situation and attac attacks. in interview with nbc news, libyan president said the anti-islam youtube clip had nothing to do with it. >> [ inaudible ] >> on air force one, white house spokesman jay carney was pushed to explain why the president in the appearance on "the view" had not gone as far as deputy's, and he answered the question he was asked and there is no reason he chose the words he did. beyond trying to provide a full explanation of his views. adding it's our view as an administration, the president's view that it was a terrorist attack. the president daily intelligence briefing and whether he receives it in person or reads it from the ipad is part of the political debate. former intelligence official tells fox that obama is seen as more loose than the predecessors adding it does not mean he is disengaged. given the nature of the briefing the officials said it's personal. often crafted to meet the president's interest and questions. >> bret: thank you. tonight's text to vote question, back to politics. who will win ohio? text sr1 to 36288 if you
. for the u.s. to essentially issue vailed apoll is disgraceful. >> bret: juan, the u.s. consulate in libya was attacked there this afternoon as well. >> correct. again, what strikes me here is a big difference. listening to charles "go to hell." you know, ambassador krauthammer, boy, you know, we would stir the wars and the anger in the islamic community for what? it's simple say hey, listen, we understand this may have been offensive to some muslims. that is not by any way backing down or an act of somehow cowardess on part of the government. >> we apologize for every statement that we made? >> we shouldn't apologize but clearly when you are involved, if we saw muslims attacking christians, we would say something is wrong. we have said something is wrong. we are saying there is no intent to be offensive and thans is not official u.s. government issue. this didn't come from government. >> bret: jonah? >> i think statement is fine if it came out on september 10 and condemn nation of this vid -- condemnation of this video. let it be known this is what happened, we don't approve of this. if i
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